Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Asteroid the size of a VW-Bug to fly past Earth tomorrow, only 63, 000 miles away (1/4 the distance to the Moon!)

A "newly-discovered" asteroid, known as 2011 CA7 is going to fly past Earth tomorrow and will only be 63, 000 miles away. This is only 1/4 the distance to the moon.

The closest approach of 2011 CA7 will be at around 1700 UT, it is said to pass through the constellation Orion glowing like a 17th magnitude star.

I find it shocking that we are only being told about this, NOW? Surely they'd be able to detect these things?

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